Ho Chi Minh City April 14th 2012 Friday, April 13. Nautica entered to mouth of the Mekong delta this morning at about 5am. On a prominent ridge facing the sea was a giant, white statue of Christ with arms extended. It is very similar to Christo Redemtor statue in Rio de Janiero that I saw last winter. Vietnam, though officially an atheist Communist country, it remains very Catholic. There are Catholic churches every where, s ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
I am a 65 year old retired lawyer. I live in Seattle, Washington. I love reading, travel, biking and gardening. I have three grown sons and two grandsons. I work part-time as an usher at Benaroya Music Center and as a check in agent for Norwegian, Oceania and Celebrity Cruise Lines in the summer.
That's me in 1963 standing by my first set of wheels, a 1948 Pontiac 2 door sedan. My first adventure traveling was in 1961 when my grandfather and I rode a Greyhound bus from Glendive, Montana to Lima, Ohio. From then on I was hooked on travel. ... full info